added: 14 Oct 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
With a genuine aura of danger and cool, the Stranglers begin their 2013 live campaign with an extensive 22 date UK tour, commencing 1st March.
Friday 1st Edinburgh Picture House
Saturday 2nd Glasgow Academy
Monday 4th Aberdeen Garage
Tueesday 5th Dundee Fat Sams
Thursday 7th Liverpool O2 Academy
Friday 8th Lincoln Engine Shed
Saturday 9th Leeds O2 Academy
Monday 11th Leamington Spa Assembly
Tuesday 12th Guildford G Live
Thursday 14th Brighton Dome
Friday 15th London Roundhouse
Saturday 16th Birmingham O2 Academy
Monday 18th Oxford O2 Academy
Tuesday 19th Nottingham Rock City
Thursday 21st Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
Friday 22nd Cambridge Corn Exchange
Saturday 23rd Bristol O2 Academy
Monday 25th Norwich UEA
Tuesday 26th Salisbury City Hall
Thursday 28th Carlisle Sands Centre
Friday 29th Newcastle O2 Academy
Saturday 30th Manchester Academy
In 1977 the Stranglers released their extraordinary debut album, Rattus Norvegicus and firmly established themselves as the world's first progressive punk outlaws.
Seminal long players like No More Heroes and Black and White followed before the band released probably the finest live album of that era, Live (X Cert). Later that year the Stranglers surprised and surpassed all expectations by releasing the gentler more evocative album The Raven and it is that album's legacy that's left its mark on latter-day Stranglers recordings.
During their career the Stranglers have garnered a total of 24 Top 40 singles over four decades as well as eighteen Top 40 albums, Hits include Peaches, No More Heroes, 5 Minutes, Duchess, Something Better Change, Always The Sun, Golden Brown, Strange Little Girl and Skin Deep amongst others.
After re-signing to EMI in 2004, the Stranglers have released two studio albums, Norfolk Coast and Suite XVI, both records confirming that the band have re-entered some kind of halcyon era. The albums were hailed as the best the band have recorded since the 1980s and yielded further hit singles Big Thing Coming and Spectre of Love.
The Stranglers first new album for six years, Giants was released in March 2012.The record was critically acclaimed and saw the band complete another hugely successful UK tour, quickly followed by 23 dates in Europe.
During the Summer, the band played V Festivals, Hop Farm and Isle of Wight in the UK. They also played Germany's major festival, Rock Im Ring & Rock Im Park and shows in Estonia, France, Belgium and Turkey.
The Stranglers are Jet Black (drums), JJ Burnel (bass and lead vocals), Dave Greenfield (keyboards) and Baz Warne (guitar and lead vocals)